Your Chance to Make Your Voice Heard in the Ontario Legislature

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Your loved one deserves a choice in how, where and with whom they want to live. Families should be allowed to create a housing model that emerges from the person, not the person fitting the model, thus getting the life they want, as we are all distinct. Our models may all be different. However, they do share a common thread, which is the lack of long-term sustainable funding in order to make these dreams a reality for our loved one. Home of Their Own, along with Catherine Fife – MPP Kitchener – Waterloo (NDP Finance Critic), have worked...

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Trauma Informed Parenting Workshops

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Trauma Informed Parenting Workshops are being offered in Waterloo Region for parents/caregivers of children and youth who have experienced trauma. The purpose of these workshops is to assist parents/caregivers with understanding trauma and what it means to parent their child from a trauma-informed perspective.

These workshops are presented by Front Door, a partnership of Carizon and Lutherwood.

Upcoming Workshops:

When: Thursday, May 3; 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Lutherwood – Cambridge office, 35...

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Children’s Mental Health Week

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Children’s Mental Health Week is coming – May 7 – 13th. This is an important week to bring awareness to mental health issues for children and youth, promote wellness for families, and recognize the dedication of those supporting families in the mental health industry.

To learn what’s happening in the community click here.

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Nominate A Child Today!

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The Children’s Hero Awards Event is an opportunity to recognize children in our community who have performed a heroic act or who have performed at a level that is beyond expectation, while contributing to a safer community. Students can be nominated by teachers, parents, members of the community, police, fire and emergency medical services personnel.

Criteria – Children who reside in the Region of Waterloo and are in junior kindergarten through to grade eight. They are looking to award children who have assisted their classmates,...

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Caregiver Advisors Wanted for NEW FASD Provincial Website

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The Best Start Resource Centre at Health Nexus has been contracted by the Government of Ontario to develop a new FASD website for parents and caregivers.

This bilingual one-stop website will include: searchable directories for existing FASD information, existing services, educational events, a discussion group and news updates.

They are looking for parents/caregivers to join the advisory committee for the website.

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Volunteers Needed!

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We are still looking for some volunteers for our spring programs. Please contact Krista at or 519-886-9150 x 2 if you are interested.

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Extend-A-Family Upcoming Workshops

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Extend-A-Family has shared a list of the following upcoming workshops:

Crisis Prevention Training (with ASL Interpretation) – Saturday April 28 & Sunday April 29: 10AM-4PM
Crisis Prevention by Safe Management provides knowledge and strategies about dealing with difficult situations. You will learn how to build positive relationships, practice verbal and non-verbal de-escalation techniques, avoid injuries if behavior escalates to a physical level, and...

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WEBINAR: Understanding Challenging Behaviour

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Join Dr. Ross Greene (author of “The Explosive Child”) as he discusses Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS), an approach that recognizes challenging behaviour in children and equips parents to develop tools and techniques to reduce these challenging episodes.

This webinar will be presented in English but supporting documentation is available in French.

Monday, April 30, 2018, 12:00 PM

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